Art - Mixed Media (Improvers)

Ref: C3528731

An improvers’ art course for learners who would like to develop their skills and creativity in order to achieve self development, and build a portfolio of work to exhibit. Learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ while developing your own style.

Additional information about this course

No sessions on 29.9.17 or the 27.10.17

Course aim

This course will enable learners to develop their drawing, painting and mixed media skills and build creative thinking. At the end of the course learners will have a portfolio of visual experiments which will aspire to a professional standard.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for learners who have basic drawing and painting skills, and are keen to improve their creativity.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Improve drawing skills with observational and imaginative tasks
  • Improve painting skills including brushwork and colour mixing
  • Improve use of mixed media
  • Improve creative thinking and personal idea development

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring A3 cartridge paper, pastel paper, watercolour paper, canvas/ canvas board, pencils, pastels, watercolours, acrylics and brushes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Learners should keep up with current art exhibitions in public and private galleries

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Learners may wish to construct a website to promote their art.

Download full course outline

Art - Mixed Media (Improvers) Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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